Want to green your Fresh-Mex or burrito place? There are some sustainable strategies unique to both restaurants in general and those which serve cuisine like burritos, tacos, and nachos. Here are the top 10: Organi-fy your staples. Beans and rice are a staple on most Mexican/Fresh-Mex menus, and represent the grand majority of the calories […]
As with any global scale problem, illegal logging is a hard issue to tackle. As with the wider issue of climate change, the everyday person, when discussing illegal logging, may be tempted to throw up their hands and exclaim “what can I do about it?” Businesses and large corporations will confirm that they will adhere […]
To build a more efficient, and more sustainable, future, it’s going to take a big effort across all industries, and while there’s been an emerging renewable energy evolution taking place (especially in solar PV, as the cost of solar continues to drop), and an increasing focus on water conservation and efficiency, there’s another huge area […]
Sugar seems to be popping up everywhere in packaged foods these days, which is a big health concern for those who consume a lot of it, but even aside from the issue of the health effects of sugar on the body, there’s another part of the story, which is the effect that growing sugar has […]
In a move that may enable more manufacturers to begin seeking Cradle to Cradle Certified status for their products, the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is now offering a standalone Material Health Certificate, which can help companies begin to work toward more transparency in their supply chains. As more and more consumers start to […]
Once again, sustainable business leader Patagonia is paving the way forward for further supply chain transparency in the apparel industry with their latest contribution to material supply standards, the Traceable Down Standard (TDS). Natural goose down is an incredible material, as it provides a lot of warmth with minimal weight, so its use in everything […]
One of the hallmarks of a responsible business is their willingness to go the extra mile to make sure there’s more than a single bottom line. By taking care of the people involved in the supply chain of the business, and contributing to planet-positive solutions in their industry and location, companies can design sustainability into […]
For wine lovers, the glass bottles that deliver their favorite beverage can be a bit of an environmental boondoggle, as they’re not only heavy to transport, which adds to the carbon footprint of the product, but they’re also breakable, which means that they can’t be brought to places where glass containers are prohibited. Glass is […]
As the choco-centric holiday of Halloween approaches, it’s a great time to remember that there are people behind all of those candies, and if we choose a ‘fair’ chocolate, we’re supporting better stewardship of forests and waterways, as well as helping to benefit the smallholders who spend their lives growing cacao so that we can […]
Tesla Motors Diversifying Its Battery Sourcing — Samsung SDI Will Likely Start Providing Batteries As Well As Panasonic
Tesla Motors is now in the process of diversifying its battery sourcing, according to recent reports — rather than sourcing the lithium cells used in the Model S exclusively from Panasonic, as has been the case, the EV manufacturer will soon be receiving batteries from some of Panasonic’s competitors, as well. A source “close to […]
In the maritime industry, we’ve seen a trend towards building ECO-ships (highly energy efficient vessels that are better for the environment). And that’s no surprise, considering that the potential cost savings are massive for shipyard businesses. Thanks to the design optimisation process, ECO-ships have greater hull lines, propulsion systems, sleeker designs, and next gen engines. […]
Everyone loves wearing well-fitting designer jeans, but no enjoys paying designer prices. A new program in the Netherlands allows consumers to eliminate wasteful spending on clothes. Instead of owning a pair of jeans for life, fashionistas can now keep them for a year before sending them back to be recycled and receiving something fresh […]
If you’re looking to renovate your house in the near future, one of the fantastic and brilliant ways to freshen up your home is to install brand new flooring. If you’re a little more eco minded however, you may want to know exactly which flooring types are more sustainable and friendly for the environment.
If you are an enlightened business owner of an older family run restaurant, you might be feeling a little lost about going green, but there’s actually many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint without majorly overhauling your operations.
As we progress into the next year of 2013 we wonder how many companies will keep up with what consumers want, which are greener and healthier products. The world has become more Eco friendly over the last few years and manufacturers know that in order to please consumers they need to be offering green eco-friendly products that meets their demands, it has become somewhat of a standard practice.
It’s not every day you get excited about something as mundane as shipping containers. When was the last time you were driving next to an 18-wheeler thinking, “That is a sweet shipping container.”? Yeah, I don’t do that either. However, when I first checked out Staxxon, my interest was piqued with their tagline, “revolutionary vertical folding and nesting container technology.”
Houses aren’t the only places that could use a makeover from time to time; since so many of us spend most of our waking hours in an office setting, it can’t hurt to give it an upgrade around once a year as well. However, that doesn’t always mean that you have to run out and purchase something new. There are actually things that you can recycle and upcycle that will be perfect when it comes to providing a newly designed look for your eco-friendly office: